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Insiders bail on stock market after earnings

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Brendan McDermid | Reuters
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Insider selling jumped in the last week as executives looked to cash in on their companies after earnings came out.

Vickers Stock Research's "Total Eight-Week Sell/Buy" ratio, a comprehensive tracking of executive buying and selling, increased in the last week, with more than three sales for every purchase. To be exact, the ratio climbed to 3.29 from 2.94 seven days earlier.